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BIG VALLEY OPEN SKY - Central Coast

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· San Miguel, Monterey, California
450 acres hosted by Gee Gee M.
7 RV/tent sites
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Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
Amazing sunrises and sunsets. Sheer cliffs attest to area being underwater, long ago. Galaxies overhead at night are awesome and free from light pollution. Thus, great stargazing! Cattle and forage hay ranch, but cattle could be anywhere on the property. Absolutely no open fires. We are part of an Agricultural Conservancy. We do offer ranch tours at various times of the year. You may request a tour for an additional charge, when available. You'll have a 360 degree view overlooking the Santa Lucia Mountain Range as far as you can see to the West and the Sierra Nevada Range, as far as you can see to the East. We are conveniently located about 15 minutes off Hwy 101, to the North of San Miguel, and offer a private place to relax and rest overnight on your way to or from your other destinations. It is quiet! Occasionally, coyotes howl at night or our two handsome Angus bulls bellow, or a wild boar family grunts as they head from one location to another, usually with an entourage of piglets... just passing through. They are all part of the local country in California and add to the beauty, if you're fortunate enough to hear them from afar. The boar migrate and may not be around for weeks, as they have traveled elsewhere. You may miss all night sounds except the breeze, as most nights are completely silent. It's a rejuvenating experience! Please ask if interested in local day trips or points of interest, and we will try to accommodate you. We will suggest local activities. Lakes Nacimiento, San Antonio and Santa Margarita are an easy distance. All three are quite different from one another. Wine and Beer get a lot of press and rightly so, but there are other relaxing and inspiring activities for all, available when you are here! Each community has a city or town park, so you can enjoy relaxing or playing with your children on hot days, under tall, well-established trees. Everyone needs time to exercise, especially children! Camp Roberts, just North of Paso Robles, has two military museums to visit and the West Garrison is just over the 101 to the West of us! Please check their schedule for current open hours. Out near the Paso Robles Airport there is the Warbird Museum, a must for military aircraft and history buffs. It's outside area has original full-size restored aircraft with the amazing stories behind each one. Inside is more aircraft history and the story behind the Warbird Museum and it's importance in history. For car lovers, there is a great collection of restored automobiles inside, too, and the numbers of cars grow as new autos are restored and displayed. It's and awesome place to visit. Breweries, numerous wineries, and distilleries abound! Beautiful country roads and Parkfield, the earthquake capital of the world, are about a 40 min. drive. Not far away... is the magnificent Pacific Ocean! We have Farmer's Markets, private farm stands, and live music at numerous locations. It is wise to confirm days and hours of opening. Jack Creek Farms is a 5th generation Barlogio family farm on the North side of Hwy 46W, has fun things for all ages. Honey tasting, is awesome and enjoy a refreshing apple cider based slushy (Granita) fresh and natural... no added color or sugar... as good as it can get!!! There are fruits and veggies already picked as well as seasonal u-pick items. Tim, Joy, Becky and Mandy are there to greet you had share their love of the hard work and sharing the bounty they produce every year! The art installation, "Field of Lights" is not far away, just East of Paso Robles. Reservations are suggested. Golfing is excellent with 3 main courses to choose from, and each having a different ambiance. Restaurant options are available at all prices. Yes, Franklin Hot Springs is a real outdoor hot springs pool, owned by the multi-generation local Franklin family. It's casual and brings you back to days when it was simply a health resort, with numerous hot springs in Paso Robles which brought tourists and locals here, to " ... to take the waters!" Really, there is quite a variety of things to choose from, or not! (Sometimes just sitting and taking in the fresh air and a cool beer, glass of iced tea, or whatever libation you choose, is what refreshes!) If you love or want to love, Zip-lining, then go to Santa Margarita, just South of Atascadero and to the East a couple miles. Santa Margarita Zipline Adventures, or tours. Remember... always verify their hours and days of operation and if you need a reservation, so you won't be disappointed.
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Katie T.recommends
May 12, 2024
Airstrip Stargazer - Site 7
Great stars, not best for all tents
Vast, open space on airstrip. Phenomenal expansive view is the sky. Nice and remote. Host gives great instructions for arrival. Ground is not great for tents that require pegs. Even in a moist season, the ground was too hard to use tent pegs. We ended up needing to sleep in the car because our tent requires pegs. Also very windy given position in a valley, but very beautiful landscape.
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Felix A.recommends
August 13, 2023
Airstrip Stargazer - Site 6
Stars And Coyotes
What a place! Quiet and peaceful. Gee Gee was a wonderful hostess! I was able to clearly see the Milky Way in the night sky and saw many shooting stars. I also really enjoyed hearing the coyotes sing their songs. It is a unique opportunity to get a glimpse of the California of long ago.
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Karen B.recommends
August 1, 2023
Airstrip Stargazer - Site 6
Airstrip Adventure & Milky Way View
Gee Gee's airstrip is a very quiet, remote-feeling spot, with a great view of the Milky Way! It felt like an adventure getting there, as we ended up on a Navy base, and arrived in the pitch dark. Gee Gee was extremely helpful and kind, guiding and reassuring us on our way to her airstrip, as we arrived quite late at night. Our GPS directions totally threw us off, and she guided us back onto the freeway and to her place, waiting for us at the gate. She also was quick to respond to our need for a jumpstart the next morning. A couple of things to note: We were tent camping, and could not get our stakes into the packed, dry ground of the airstrip. Also, there were some very large flying beetles around the tent. This is dry camping, quiet, and remote-feeling, though not that far a drive from town. Best to use Gee Gee's directions and not GPS coordinates.
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Flor F.recommends
July 1, 2023
Airstrip Stargazer - Site
Great stay!
It was very peaceful! Our gps tried sending us through back roads so make sure you get off the highway correctly to use the arrival instructions. Gee Gee was waiting for us and helped us get settled. It was very peaceful and enjoyable.
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Kristin B.recommends
June 18, 2023
Airstrip Field - Stargazing!
Beautiful valley, grassland in all directions. The night sky was dark so all the stars were bright. There were no other campers the night we stayed, very quiet and peaceful.
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Dan B.recommends
April 3, 2023
Airstrip Field - Stargazing!
A True Gem
What a great spot this was. Beautiful rolling hills, easy to find and Gee Gee was a real pleasure to speak with. Also close to Paso and wineries! We will certainly be back and tell our friends.
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San Miguel, Monterey, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Salinan First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Gee Gee M.Joined in April 2022
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